May 29, 2014: Thermoflow Suite 24 (TFLOW24) released. Some highlights follow.
GT PRO’s automated cycle design logic to select combined cycle pressures, temperatures, pinches, approaches, and duct burner location was revised and updated.
TIME for GT MASTER is a new program that computes economic and technical performance for plant operation over an entire year, including effects of startup and shutdown. TIME sub-divides the year into a user-defined number of operating bins, each with its own set of operating conditions, and sums the computed results from each bin to compute total yearly power produced, fuel consumed, project NPV and ROI, payback period, and other related financial results.
GT MASTER now includes a built-in full-featured scripting language that allows you to add your own logical blocks to models.
PowerDraw, an easy-to-use and flexible drawing tool was added to THERMOFLEX. It allows you to add simplified custom graphic reports to your models for presentation.
A new program, webPDE, was developed and is available for licensing. This internet-based version of PDE runs in a browser and can be used with many mobile computing platforms, such as tablets or smart phones, in addition to PC's.
Models can be directly loaded into Excel, for use with ELINK, from the output menu of each program.
Gas turbine and reciprocating engine libraries were expanded to include additional engine specs and revisions to existing specs.